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“Musical Venues”

Straz Center for the Performing Arts
Ranked #27 of 196 things to do in Tampa
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: The Straz Center began as a dream by visionary citizens of Tampa who persevered to bring to reality one of the finest performing arts centers in the nation. It is many things to many people and it’s more than just a building, more than just a performing arts center. It is a presenter, a producer, an educator, a community partner and an economic engine for the Tampa Bay area. It is a cornerstone of the Tampa Bay community. The Straz Center creates a regional economic impact of more than $100 million each year. To our local economy it can mean more tourists staying in hotels, eating in restaurants, shopping in stores and visiting other venues when they are here. At both the local and national level, it provides access to more than 700,000 people of all ages, abilities and cultures each year. It also provides jobs for artists and other professionals who have a passion for the arts and for our mission.
Winter Haven
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24 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Musical Venues”
Reviewed 31 May 2014

It has been a little time since I have seen a Broadway Show here, but I will tell anyone that this is a spectacular place to come. For many a year I was a season ticket holder. I have since not been able to keep that up, but as soon as I can I will again. The facility is beautiful and the staff are very helpful. Never had a bad time or performance. They bring popular and off brand entertainment that could fit to anyone. People need to support the arts and take in this venue whether for theater or music, they will not be disappointed.

Visited June 2013
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Sarasota
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71 reviews
19 attraction reviews
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“Great Seats”
Reviewed 29 May 2014

Love the location, within walking distance to restaurants, the water taxi to Channelside and easy access to the Trolley to Ebor. Not far from highway and hotels, area malls and shopping.
Easy to locate seats. Large stage. Awesome sound.

Visited May 2014
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Thank Lisa M
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Orlando, Florida
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21 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Great Theater”
Reviewed 29 May 2014

Straz Center is a beautiful theater but it is BIG and a lot of the seats are way up high! Pretty good viewing from anywhere in the theater.

Visited June 2013
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Thank Sheryl P
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Tampa, Florida
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42 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
“Nice performing art center”
Reviewed 28 May 2014

This is a great performing art center for all venues. I have been to small jazz sessions to large national tours. They also have a good restaurant.

Visited November 2013
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Tampa, Florida
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44 reviews
14 attraction reviews
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“Overlooked jewel of Tampa Bay”
Reviewed 26 May 2014

This is a gorgeous facility, with world-class talent. The volunteers are extremely friendly, professional, and helpful. Tickets are very reasonable for the level of talent, and parking is a breeze. I've been to the Straz roughly a dozen times, and have always been extremely pleased with the experience.

Visited May 2014
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Thank Robert J
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